TEHRAN (Press Shia) – There are no Iranians involved in the war in Yemen, spokesman for the Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah movement said.
There is not even a single Iranian individual fighting in Yemen, while the military forces of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan have boots on the ground in Yemen and are involved in a Saudi-led military campaign against the Yemeni people, Mohammad Abdulsalam told Al Mayadeen news on Saturday.
The main objective of invaders in launching a war on Yemen is to occupy the country, the Houthi spokesman warned, adding that continuation of the aggression against Yemen’s western port city of Hudaydah would ruin any chances of political resolution of the crisis.
He also said that the Saudi-led coalition has resorted to a psychological war following its failure to capture the port city of Hudaydah or its airport.
Abdulsalam finally criticized the UN special envoy for just receiving and sending letters, saying the UN should act as a real mediator for settling the Yemeni crisis.
While fighting between the Yemeni defending forces and the Saudi-led mercenaries attacking Hudaydah has flared up in recent days, member of the Ansarullah movement’s political bureau Zaifullah al-Shami said on Saturday that Israeli fighter jets have carried out airstrikes on the western coast of Yemen.
On Friday, the French Defense Ministry said that France was studying the possibility of carrying out a mine-sweeping operation to provide access to the port of Hudaydah once the Saudi-led coalition had wrapped up its military operations.
France, along with the United States and Britain, backs the coalition in the Yemen conflict and provides weapons to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The warplanes and warships of Saudi-led coalition have been pounding Hudaydah since Wednesday to seize the strategic port, which is controlled by the Houthi forces.
The port is the main route for essential goods into Yemen, where 22 million people are in need of humanitarian aid and 8.4 million face starvation, according to the United Nations, which says the figure could reach 10 million by year end.